Kireas

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Kireas
Κηρέας
Kireas is located in Greece
Kireas
Kireas
Coordinates: 38°48′N 23°31′E / 38.800°N 23.517°E / 38.800; 23.517Coordinates: 38°48′N 23°31′E / 38.800°N 23.517°E / 38.800; 23.517
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Euboea
Municipality Mantoudi-Limni-Agia Anna
 • Municipal unit 294.665 km2 (113.771 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 5,411
 • Municipal unit density 18/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΧΑ

Kireas (Greek: Κηρέας) is a former municipality in Euboea, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Mantoudi-Limni-Agia Anna, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 294.665 km2.[3] Population 5,411 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Mantoudi.

The name comes from Kireas River which flows from the mountains of Fteritsa, Pyxaria and Mavrovouni, joins with Neleus River finally flowing into the Aegean near the sea shore of Krya Vrysi in North Euboia. Strabo mentions a legend according to which sheep drinking from Kireas gave birth to white offspring while those drinking from Neleus gave birth to black. The sycamore forest in this Kireas' banks hosts the oldest and greatest in size tree in the Balkans, the "Μέγας Πλάτανος" (Great Sycamore).

Twin towns[edit]

Kireas is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (in Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Twinnings" (PDF). Central Union of Municipalities & Communities of Greece. Retrieved 2013-08-25.